Peterka leads at Hillendale

August 10, 1994|By From Staff Reports

Former champion Cindy Peterka, a runner-up last year, posted 39-3877 and took a two-stroke lead after the first round of the annual Women's Golf Association stroke-play championship at Hillendale Country Club yesterday.

Susan Schuh, with 35-4479, was the only other golfer to break 80 in the 51-player field. The Hunt Valley GC member played the back first and soared six over par in a four-hole span, then charged back with three birdies and a bogey on the front nine.

Peterka, from Sparrows Point CC, was more consistent, keeping the ball in play and handling difficult greens well.

Knowing the club (and course) woes of the past year, many players were complimentary of the conditions, expressing surprise the course had come back so strongly.

Leaders: Cindy Peterka 39-38-77; Susan Schuh 35-44-79; Tinker Sanger 40 -42-82; Pat Hagan 41-41-82; Joan Winchester 40-42-82; Cheri Cooper 41-42-83; Bonnie Fry 44-39-83; Joan Lins 41-42-83; Judy Mehrling 43-40-83; Leigh Farrell 43-43-86; Connie Pifer 44-42-86; Joanne Smith 44-42-86; Carol Schmidt 42-44-86; Young Ja Kim 43-44-87; Bobby Farr 44-43-87; Marie Hess 45-42-87; Midge Thursby 43-44-87; Betsy Morgan 46-41-87; Erica Overholser 42-45-87; Joanne Salerno 48-40-88.

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